Today the Museum of Cosmonautics is the only museum in Moscow region that collects, keeps and popularizes material relics that are connected to the history of space exploration.
Design and engineering solutions used in the first spacecraft in the 1960s are still the backbone of the world's space industry. During the tour its guests will discover how humanity managed to make such a huge step in space exploration only twelve years after WWII.
A space carrier rocket is one of the remarkable scientific and engineering achievements. During the tour its guests will discover what a rocket is, and when it was invented. How does it fly? How does it work, and what is it used for? The tour will offer its guests insight into the operation of jet engines that make rockets fly and much more.
The history of the museum began in the second half of the 20th century when the Monument to Conquerors of Space appeared on the map of Moscow in 1964. The titanium rocket near the VDNH metro station symbolised the quality technological leap of its time.
Which cosmonaut spent the largest number of hours in orbit? Is it true that there was a wedding celebration in space? Who is aboard the International Space Station now? The tour will tell its guests these and other interesting stories and facts about space explorers.
During the tour its guests will learn about flights of the first Moon stations and Apollo 11 as well as other interesting stories from the exploration of Earth's natural satellite. One of them will tell guests of the tour how the lunar rover was controlled and how the International Women's Day was celebrated on the Moon.
Museum of Cosmonautics, one of the world's largest museums dedicated to science and engineeringIts history began in 1964 when the Monument to Conquerors of Space appeared on the map of Moscow. The museum tells stories of space explorers and showcases original artefacts. These include the famous Belka and Strelka, descent modules of the Soyuz spacecraft that returned from space, a real control panel of lunar rover Lunokhod and personal belongings of cosmonauts.The museum has a branch, the Korolev Memorial House.
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